Thanks for the response. In answer to your
1) Haven't looked at the log files, don't know where they would be
found. I'm brand new to OS-X, having bought the Mac purely as an
2) The Mac is using DHCP, and it is "visible" from the Linux machines,
just won't talk X.
3) xhost + is not a problem, since we're on an in-house network, and I'm not
at all concerned about others on the subnet accessing my
After perusing the achives, I'm betting my problem is the
default no-listen on tcp, so I'm going to try that tomorrow. I'll let you
know what happens.
BTW - The Apple documentation on this stuf is just plain
From: James SterlingIII
[mailto:email@hidden] Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2005 1:28
PM To: Ray Livingston; email@hidden Subject:
Re: Need Help Beating X11 Into Submission
Just to ask a small
question or two What shows in the log files ??
Are you running fixed IP address and if so do both
systems know about one another ??
When you do an xhost + you are allowing
darn near everything to connect...
Have you done a man hosts.equiv ?? Or
They will explain a bit more on remote
Sorry if this “too simple” but getting systems to cross talk
can sometimes be a bit of pain..
Hope this helps
on 9/25/05 12:26 PM, Ray Livingston at email@hidden
have a new Mac mini I'm trying to use purely as an X-server, but I am finding
it extremely frustrating. On first unpacking the system, it booted up
and configured itself flawlessly. I installed X11, and started it, typed
"xhost +" and was then able to start X applications (in particular KDE
Desktop) from our Linux farm with no problems. After a while, I
exited X11, and repeated the same steps, but with no luck. X11 starts
and works just fine, the xterm comes up and works just fine. "xhost +"
indicates it will accept connections from any client, but the Linux farm
refuses to acknowledge there is an X-server present. I have since
configured X11 as a Startup item, so it comes up on boot-up. If I keep
rebooting over and over, eventually, everything will work again, but as soon
as I shutdown X11, it goes back to not working for some random long,
usually long, period of time. In all cases, whether the Linux farm
acknowledges the presence of the X-server or not, I can always ssh into the
farm and launch X-applications that display on the Mac using X-11
forwarding. Any ideas what's going on? I'm
about at the end of my rope with this
Regards, Ray L.
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